SAVE THE DATE : June 8th and 9th 2017

Neurosciences in Intensive Care International Symposium 2017 (NICIS)

Place : Institut Pasteur PARIS
Theme : « Critical Illness : Ageing, Frailty and Resilience »


This year, the NICIS award has rewarded Mélanie Roussel for her work.
Find more information about her cursus and her abstract on the « Award » page.



The “Neurosciences in Intensive Care International Symposium” (NICIS) intends to promote Neuroscience as a central paradigm for research in the realm of critical care medicine.

The current NICIS held on June the 16th-17th 2016 is titled “Neuro-inflammation in Critical illness: From brain signaling to brain insult”. The NICIS 2016 builds on success of the previous editions, which were devoted to “Neuroscience of repair, regeneration and recovery from critical illness” (2015), and “Neurobiology of stress” (2014).

Neuroinflammation is a cornerstone mechanism of brain injury. There is growing body of experimental work showing that neuroinflammation plays a prominent role in the development of brain insult. Patients admitted into the ICU present equisite sensitivity to brain insult, and it is very likely that neuroinflammation is part of the mechanisms leading to brain injury and neurological sequelae. However, the role of neuroinflammation in this clinical context remains to be robustly established. The main objective of the 2016 NICIS conference is to favor the crosstalk between worldwide recognized experts (both clinical physicians and neuroscientists) and the audience to discuss a translational approach of this topich, starting from a better understanding of the cellular mechanisms of neuroinflammation and brain immunoregulation to essential clinical topics including diagnosis and specific therapeutic strategies to modulate neuroinflammation in patients. The program is very attractive and will consist of lectures, but also minisymposia and roundtables with limited audience dedicated to specific situations where neuroinflammation plays a key role (such as stroke). This will be a unique opportunity to have an interactive and lively discussion between the experts and the audience. Presentation of abstracts has also been scheduled to offer the opportunity for young researchers to present seminal work.

We would like to thank our partners very much for their support of these sessions.

NICIS 2016 appeals to a broad audience of neuroscientists, physiologists, immunologists, neurologists, intensivists, neurointensivists, anesthesiologists, neuroradiologists. We would like to acknowledge support from the Société Française d’Anesthésie-Réanimation (SFAR), the Association des Neuro-Anesthésistes de langue Française (ANARLF), the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM), the International Society of International Symposium of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (ISICEM), the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), the Society for Neuroscience Anesthesia and Critical Care (SNACC) and the Institut Pasteur for their support or endorsement. Our special thanks go to the University of Versailles and Johns Hopkins University as well as the Network For Neurosciences « Cerveau et Pensée », the Region Ile-de-France and the Ecole des Neurosciences de Paris, organizations which have demonstrated consistent support for research and education in the Neurosciences.

We look forward to welcoming you in June for NICIS 2016 !
Yours sincerely

Tarek Sharshar
Jean Mantz
Jan Claassen
Robert D Stevens
Fernando Bozza
Vincent Degos